Posts Tagged ‘Spa On the Plaza’

Last Minute Holiday Gifts

Friday, December 19th, 2014
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Have you made your list and checked it twice?  I don’t know about you, but even though my list is made and I’ve checked it a million times over, it seems there is always someone I’m forgetting, or that “one last thing” that I still need to buy!

Sooo…with just a week to go, I’m getting it done, all in one shot – you guessed it, at the Portola Hotel & Spa!

Check out these cool items I was able to purchase, perfect for everyone left on my list!

  1. Peter B’s Brewpub Ugly (yet amazingly awesome) Holiday Sweater
  2. Spa Treatment Gift Certificates to Spa on the Plaza
  3. Festive Candy & Sweet Treats (perfect for stocking stuffers) at Candyland
  4. Guided Kayaking Tour Gift Certificates & Cool Outdoors Gear from Adventures by the Sea
  5. During Next Visit to the Portola, Surprise the Family with Monterey Bay Aquarium Tickets (you can purchases via our Concierge’s Desk)
  6. Unique Gifts and Monterey County Wines from Wines from the Heart
  7. Natural Health & Beauty Products at Spa on the Plaza
  8. A Phone Case with Bottle Opener or Cool Trucker Hat at Peter B’s Brewpub
  9. Monterey-Themed Souvenirs for All Ages from Monterey Swag
  10. The Gift of Travel & Dining – A Portola Hotel & Spa Gift Card; Good for Overnight Stays and Dining at Peter B’s Brewpub & Jacks Restaurant & Lounge

Happy shopping and don’t forget to take a break to re-energize (you must maintain your shopping strength) – perhaps lunch (and a glass of champagne) at Jacks. Ready, set, SHOP!

Tis’ the Season for a Little Me Time

Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Between holiday parties, shopping, decorating and cooking, this time of year is can be anything but relaxing. BUT, that can all change with a little “ME” time.  Whether it’s cozying up with a great book and a latte at home or your favorite coffee house or taking that much needed run, it’s easier than you think to escape the hustle and bustle of the season.

Personally, I have been dreaming of a spa day over the past month or so.  Massage, facial, mani, pedi – you name it, I want it all, and of my favorite places to decompress is Spa on the Plaza in Monterey, at the Portola Hotel & Spa.

The menu of services at Spa on the Plaza, is so diverse and with a ton of unique packages and treatments, you will not be disappointed. To my pleasant surprise, they are offering a bevy of holiday specials, including an aromatherapy massage and private tub for just $95*.  If you’re in a time crunch and looking for a little rejuvenation, their anti-again facial and collagen eye treatment is on special also for $95 and will leave you feeling like a million bucks.

After, treat yourself to lunch poolside in a private cabana, and don’t forget to take advantage of their Jacuzzi and sauna! So whether you have an hour or an entire day, make sure to carve out some time for YOU this holiday season!

Check out the Spa Holiday Video Here!

 

*December 2014 special offer and pricing.

Guest Blog Post from Spa On the Plaza

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Spring Renewal at the Spa on the Plaza

With spring comes budding flowers, warmer weather and an overall sense of renewal. Celebrate the season with the Spa Renewal Package for One at the Spa on the Plaza, our rejuvenating, onsite Monterey spa.

The package includes the perfect ingredients for a revitalizing spa experience for one:

  • Overnight stay in a nautically-inspired guest room
  • Warm homemade chocolate chip cookies upon arrival
  • 50-minute relaxing Symphony massage or 50-minute signature deep pore cleansing facial
  • Complimentary breakfast at Jacks Restaurant

When you book this Monterey, CA spa package, you also have premier access to refreshing steam showers and our complimentary 24-hour fitness center, featuring state-of-the-art equipment, including the latest in Cybex cardiovascular, Nautilus resistance weight training equipment, free weights, treadmills, elliptical stationary cycles, and more.

Afterward, have a soak in our Jacuzzi tub, take a walk along the coast or simply rest  up and relax in the comfort of your room.

This spring, treat yourself or someone you love to a renewed sense of energy and vitality with a visit to the Spa on the Plaza, the largest spa in Monterey County.

Learn more and book today.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Friday, March 29th, 2013
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Photo By Patrick Tregenza ©

Not since the days of Bacchus, has a feast so sumptuous, splendid and stupendous been laid out as will be gracing the grounds of Pebble Beach for the 6th Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine, April 4-7, 2013. Each year, the event seems to top the previous year’s offering and this year will be no different. Take over 100 of the world’s top chefs, mix in world class food and wine, a liberal dash of glitz and glamour and you’ve got the PBF&W. The event, which started as the rebirth of the Masters of Food and Wine, brings food and drink to the forefront through a series of interactive seminars, tastings, dinners, receptions, screenings and demonstrations. From the most revered names in the industry, like Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud to chefs with a style all their own, like Guy Fieri and Morimoto Yamaguchi, Pebble Beach Food & Wine packs more into four days than most people can experience in a lifetime. With events numbering more than weeks in the year, 54 in total, your every need and want can be met and then some, why not take a break from the gastronomic action enjoy a casual walk or bike ride along the Coastal Recreation Trail and breathe in the rejuvenating salt air of the Monterey Bay. Or, if something more relaxing is needed, book a day at the award-winning Portola Hotel’s Spa on the Plaza or tee it up on one of the Peninsula’s many golf courses. This is an amazing event, set against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful places in the world. Make sure you reserve your place at the table!

Get Fit, at the Portola!

Thursday, March 14th, 2013
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Whether you are visiting or a local looking to improve their fitness, the Spa on the Plaza at the Portola Hotel & Spa has got the answer for you. Introducing “Fitness for Body and Soul”, the new fitness program from former world-class athlete and Exercise Physiologist, Janel Willette.  Fitness for Body and Soul is an innovative outdoor fitness class that integrates a full cardiovascular, strength and flexibility workout with the beauty and natural terrain of the Monterey Bay.

At any point you may find yourself doing push-ups off the boulders overlooking the Bay, using sea rocks as weights or utilizing a physio ball on the beach. Willett’s program combines her passion for life and nature with creative movement that highlights safe, yet effective methods of stretching and strengthening, empowering her students with natural, confidence-building energy.

Fitness for Body & Soul classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am-8:50 am and cost $20 for a single class or $100 for a month-long pass. The Spa on the Plaza is also offering a special package that features $20 discount on any 50-minute spa service with a class on the same day. Classes meet in front of the Spa on the Plaza and walk-ins are welcome. So if you are looking to invigorate yourself heading into the holiday season, call the Spa on the Plaza today!